Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fertilizer Friday -May 7, 2010

TGIF!!!! I don't know about ya'll, but I am thrilled tomorrow is FRIDAY! That means it is time to flaunt our flowers! Head over to Tootsie's place to flaunt your flowers or to check out what everyone is flaunting.

This was supposed to be my post last week for FF, but hey, better late than never!

This is a climbing rose I bought last year at Big Lots for $3!!! The blooms are tiny, about the size of a quarter. It is growing on my arbor, and finally starting to cover it.
This is a White Justicia, from The Brown's. Funny story....I actually bought a White Justicia from the flea market, and it died!!!! Prior to it dying, I took a cutting of it to Mr. Brown, and he rooted it. He rooted me another one, as well as one for himself. So this one is the cutting he rooted for me! It is about 3 feet tall right now, and soon will be blooming. I also have a pink Justicia.

Woodland Phlox

Sapphire Sage (it is actually blooming now!)

A few of my roses. I don't know how I wound up with only pink and red roses, but I did. I am working on fixing that! I recently took cuttings from 9 different roses to Mr. Brown so he can root them for me! LOL!!!! I will have a variety of colors soon!

Purple Coneflower is loaded with buds, but this was the first bloom. It is a wasn't a full bloom, but it was better than nothing!

Hot Lips Fuschia

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Where In the World Is Bilbo: Ohio

Bilbo has arrived in Ohio! He is resting, and has quite an adventure ahead of him!!! There are many fairies and gnomes in the Hocking Hills for him to mingle with....and ya'll know how he loves to mingle!!!

So hop on over to Lona's place, A Hocking Hills Garden, to see what is in store for this little fella!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


All along the Gulf Coast we are watching and waiting on this.....................................

The oil rig (Deppwater Horizon) was about a 3 -1/2 hour boat ride from Dauphin Island or Gulf Shores. I live 45 minutes from Dauphin Island, and an hour away from Gulf Shores. So this is VERY close to home for me. It is extremely sad as well. No one really knows what type of impact this will have on our environment, and not to mention our economy. The oil spill is already affecting our economy here.
Here you can see just how close. You can see Mobile, AL on the top of the picture, I live just 10 minutes from Mobile,
In Bayou La Batre, AL, most people make a living on Shrimp Boats. You can see all of those shrimp boats sitting in the foreground. They can't get out due to the oil booms that are being launched.  To me, it is a vicious cycle. This affects everyone, in every way shape and form. I am already beginning to see the toll it is taking on the local cities, and it hasn't reached shore yet.

The bridge in the background is Dauphin Island bridge. Workers are putting out oil booms

I am curious to know just how many MILES of oil boom have been put out. I already know the answer to that one though..........enough to cover the coast lines of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

All photos are from Mobile Press Register. You can visit HERE to read more from our local newspaper about the oil spill and to see more photos.

You can also visit our local news station NBC 15

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